Episode 672: This is the May

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  • QOTW: What’s the most ridiculous thing you saw a computer illiterate person do with a computer?

On This Day In History for May 4, 2022

This is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining in 2022.

  • It was on this date in 1493, that Pope Alexander VI divided the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation
  • That same date in 1626, Dutch explorer Peter Minuit arrived in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island) aboard the See Meeuw
  • Also on May 4, 1904, The United States began construction of the Panama Canal
  • Also today in 1953, Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea
  • Also on May 4, 1972, The Don’t Make A Wave Committee, a fledgling environmental organization founded in Canada in 1971, officially changed its name to “Greenpeace Foundation”
  • The 108 -story Sears Tower in Chicago was topped out at 1,451 feet as the world’s tallest building on this date in 1973
  • It was also this date in 1998 that A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gave “Unabomber” Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • Italian instrument maker, inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, born on this date in 1655.
  • Jean-Charles de Borda, the French mathematician, physicist, and sailor was born 289 years ago today.
  • Maynard Ferguson, Canadian trumpet player and bandleader was born on that same date in 1928.
  • Also born on that same date in 1953,  American actress and singer, Pia Zadora.
  • Also turning 66 today is American astronaut and engineer Michael L. Gernhardt.

Listener Birthdays

  • 5 – Joe Mieczkowski host of Onthepodcast
  • 6 – Amber Pace (not really a listener, but a mother and a wife of listeners)
  • 6 – Bill Barbour
  • 6 – Steve Bickle
  • 6 – Brian Brown
  • 8 – Curtis Parish

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for May  4, 2022

  • If you want to get on the Technorama Birthday Calendar, visit our website and look for the Birthday Calendar link.


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  • Chuck: Upstairs/Downstairs (Hulu)
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  • What kind of music do you listen to when you code or work?

Patreon Topic this week

  • Let’s start by talking about Google searches and Opinions

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